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3 Clubs Who Must Sign This 62 Goals Beast Striker – Tottenham, Manchester United, And Arsenal
Over the past two years, Romelu Lukaku has established himself as one of the best strikers in the Premier League. The Belgian international has been phenomenal for Everton ever since his big-money move from Chelsea and has been the Toffees’ best player since.
This season as well, he has been the driving force behind Everton’s challenge for European spots under the management of Ronald Koeman. Lukaku is the joint-leading goal scorer in the English top flight this season with 19 goals, along with Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane. Aged just 23, the Belgian has amassed 131 Premier League appearances and has scored 62 goals.
Pace, physicality, strength, and goal-scoring instincts; that is what Lukaku brings to the table. With his valuable experience in the Premier League, there is no question of whether he would prove to be an invaluable asset to any team he may join. Earlier in the year, it was revealed that Lukaku was close to signing a new long-term deal at Everton. However, recent reports claim that the Belgian is holding back on signing an extension. Amid these latest developments, here we give you three clubs, who could benefit immensely from signing the talismanic forward:
The Red Devils may have Zlatan Ibrahimovic among their ranks, but they have been struggling for goals with no real backup available on hand for the Swedish striker. And then there is a cloud hanging over his future with the one-year contract extension yet to be signed.
Hence, it makes total sense for United to make a move for Lukaku. United will be a big step up for the Belgian. Manchester United are rebuilding the entire team under Jose Mourinho, as they look to re-establish themselves as one of the superpowers in English and European football. With Wayne Rooney on the wane and Anthony Martial featuring on the wings, Marcus Rashford remains the only viable option for Mourinho and signing Lukaku in the summer would give them a huge boost up front.
Over the last two seasons, Tottenham have become one of the most improved and the most consistent sides in England. Mauricio Pochettino has turned the Lilywhites into genuine title contenders after taking over and are on their way to becoming a European giant.
However, a lack of a second striker to relieve some pressure off Harry Kane has been a huge area of concern for Spurs this season. Now, let us imagine a strike force comprising of Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku. Imagine the havoc that they could wreak in the league and in the European competition(s). Uniting the top two scorers in the league might not prove to be an easy task and will definitely not be cheap. But if they do bring him in, there would be two top-class strikers in the team, who will guarantee 20 goals a season. This could prove to be the final step between Tottenham and title glory.
Arsenal’s striker woes have been perennial. The Gunners have struggled to bring in a world-class striker since the departure of Robin van Persie. It seemed like they had found a solution this season, with Alexis Sanchez operating through the centre. But with the Chilean’s exit rumours doing the rounds, making a move for Lukaku could be the way for Arsenal.
The Gunners find themselves out of the Champions League qualification spots in the table and are facing a tough run ahead to qualify for Europe’s premiere footballing event. However, they remain one of the biggest clubs around the world and are always up there in contention for the title and the Champions League spots. With Lukaku in their ranks, Arsenal might find the missing link that could turn them into an unstoppable force and lead them to that elusive Premier League title.